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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Datum:vrijdag 11 mei 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic B733 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-3Y0
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Philippine Air Lines
Registratie: EI-BZG
Constructienummer: 24466/1771
Bouwjaar: 1989-08-24 (9 months)
Motoren: 2 CFMI CFM56-3B1
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 114
Totaal:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 120
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) (   Filippijnen)
Fase: Pushback (PBT)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL/RPLL), Filippijnen
Vliegveld van aankomst:Iloilo-Mandurriao Airport (ILO/RPVI), Filippijnen
Vluchtnummer: 143
Ambient air temperatures were high - 95°F (35°C) - as the Boeing 737 was parked at Manila Airport. The air conditioning packs, located beneath the center wing fuel tank, had been running on the ground before pushback for approximately 30 to 45 minutes. The center wing fuel tank, which had not been filled since March 9, 1990, probably still contained some fuel vapors. Shortly after pushback a powerful explosion in the center fuel tank pushed the cabin floor violently upwards. The wing tanks ruptured, causing the Boeing to burst into flames. The vapors ignited probably due to damaged wiring, because no bomb, incendiary device or detonator has been found.

» Investigation Report B737-300 / PR143, 11 May 1990 Manila, Philippines (preliminary findings)
» NTSB safety recommendations A-90-100/103


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photo of Boeing-737-3Y0-EI-BZG
accident date: 11-05-1990
type: Boeing 737-3Y0
registration: EI-BZG

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Manila-Ninoy Aquino International Airport en Iloilo-Mandurriao Airport bedraagt 451 km (282 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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